One Night in Bangkok

Thailand, Bangkok Guide (B): One Night in Bangkok

From what we’ve heard, we get the impression that people either love or hate Bangkok. Having spent four nights there we can understand both sides of the argument.

Compared to elsewhere in Thailand, we didn’t find the people there to be particularly friendly, and the chaotic traffic, noise and pollution was a constant annoyance – as were most of the taxi drivers who refused to switch the their meter on and simply tried to overcharge us at will.

On the other hand, there’s no doubt that the city has a lot to offer – you just need to do your research beforehand – something that we’ll admit we left to the last minute (for “last minute” read “on the flight from Medan”).

The standout moments for us could have been done over a 24 hour period and so we think that, if you’re considering a stop-over in Bangkok en route to somewhere else, you could do a lot worse than follow our handy 24-hour guide to Thailand’s capital city.

A lovely boutique hotel on the outskirts of Bangkok’s old town, we loved this place – especially for it’s retro quirkiness, superb breakfasts and uber-friendly staff. It’s also an oasis of calm away from the frenetic activity of the city. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: One Night in Bangkok
Guide Location: Thailand » Bangkok
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Ian Mackenzie
Read it on author's website: http://www.aboveusonlyskies.com/one-night-bangkok/
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Phranakorn-Nornlen Hotel
  • Fikeaw Yao Wa-Ray
  • Wat Pho
  • Thewit Pier
  • Tha Tien Pier
  • Thai Traditional Medical School
  • Grand Palace

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